Best Frenz -- a new super duo made up of Sir Sly’s Jason Suwito and Joywave's Daniel Armbruster -- has unleashed their debut track “Ugly Ending,” a buoyant first taste of an EP to come in July.
Command Sisters, "I Like It"
Phantogram fans, take note: you’ll surely love this Alberta-born, Toronto-based sister duo’s latest. The Command Sisters recruited producer Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, Weezer, Blink-182) for a catchy, guitar-driven track about a fiery, undeniable attraction.
Glass Animals, "Heat Waves"
If your summer isn’t already hot, simply add this sizzler from psychedelic pop-rockers Glass Animals. The accompanying visual was partially filmed by quarantined residents of a London street, who recorded lead singer Dave Bayley with their phones -- conveying all-too-relevant themes of isolation and surveillance.
Jonas Blue & Max, "Naked"
UK singer-songwriter Jonas Blue and “Lights Down Low” hitmaker Max have united for the flirtatious "Naked," which will have you dancing -- and maybe even snapping your fingers in a groovy fashion -- throughout the holiday weekend.
Kenzie ft. Sia, "Exhale"
Surprise! Kenzie, the 16-year-old younger sister of Maddie Ziegler, is a pop singer-songwriter to be reckoned with. On "Exhale," family friend Sia stops by to lend that idiosyncratic vocal flair, while the pounding stop-start synths of the chorus (not to mention the song's title) make this one seem like a future exercise classic.
Léon, "And It Breaks My Heart"
If summertime sadness is more your speed, Swedish soul-pop singer Léon has just the thing. “And It Breaks My Heart” is devastating, but the instrumentation is deceptively euphoric.
Siena Liggins, "Perfect"
Detroit pop singer Siena Liggins is proving to be a bit of a quarantine pro with the casually joyful video for "Perfect," a syncopated empowerment anthem in the vein of early '00s Kelis or TLC that will have you dancing on your couch or in front of your fridge just like her.
Lonr., "Make the Most (Live)"
Ironically, Lonr. (pronounced "loner") is best known for his work with another artist, H.E.R. But after his performance of the earnest yet restrained "Make the Most" had viewers' mouths agape during the 2020 BET Awards, he just might be quietly stepping into his own spotlight.
A survivor of the devastating 2016 Ghost Ship fire, California singer-songwriter Sagittaire channeled his bottled-up emotions into upcoming debut Lovely Music. Lead single "Say Something Nice" starts with a gentle, woodsy folk vibe before morphing into a Spoon-esque pop curio with a few lessons in harmony picked up from '70s AM gold.
Tash Sultana, "Greed"
Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana has a perfect song for those hot, lazy summer afternoons with the vibey, laid-back "Greed," which finds Sultana calling out the thirst traps in a vocal tone that evokes Macy Gray.